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Human performance technology involves a systematic and systemic approach to identifying how performance improvement can be measured, and most critically, applied in real environments to solve real problems. The certificate provides the student with a fundamental understanding of human performance technology coupled with targeted coursework in the design and implementation of instructional and non-instructional performance interventions to contribute to performance improvement, strategic planning, and organizational change initiatives. This certificate is a natural concentration area in both Instructional Design and Technology and business education given the widespread use of performance improvement initiatives found in higher education, corporate, healthcare, and military environments.
Flexible schedule beginning in fall, spring, and summer.
Finish the 12-credit certificate in one year.
Offered online with the option to attend classes on campus.
One-on-one advising on academic and professional development.
Opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty.
Comprehensive curriculum covering advanced principles and techniques as well as advanced topics in human performance improvement.
This project-based course examines several different non-instructional interventions that can be used to promote performance improvement. Major methodologies common in the field will be explored as a class, and students will also be required to familiarize themselves with other methodologies of their choice. Emphasis will be on the following interventions: job analysis/work design, performance development, human resource development, organizational communication, organizational design and financial systems.
Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. This project-based class will focus on the process of doing a needs analysis and assessment, from start to finish. Although theoretical considerations regarding needs analyses will be explored, the emphasis is on actually conducting the analysis. Students will work in teams under the supervision of the instructor to conduct a needs analysis for an external client.
Students entering the Certificate program in Human Performance Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Non-degree seeking students are required to:
Are there any International or Program specific admissions requirements?
iB: 230 or computer-based: 80
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.
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